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June 27, 2020

Donald S. Knapp, Jr. of Medford, formerly of Haddon Twp.

Medford – Formerly of Haddon Township. On June 14, 2020, Age 94. Loving uncle of William McGuinness and Shelly McGuinness. Born in Pittsburgh, PA and raised in Scarsdale, NY, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1943-1946. Donald was awarded his A.B from Dartmouth College, MS and Ed.D both from Columbia University. He taught at Friends Girls School in Tokyo, at American University and the International College (both in Beirut). Donald served as President of the International Assn. of Teachers of English as a Second Language, was a longtime Professor of English at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA and served... Read more →

The Philadelphia Union Foundation Virtual Fundraiser

The Philadelphia Union Foundation today announced a Virtual Fundraiser will take place on Tuesday, June 30th, at 7:00pm. Hosted by Union announcer, Kevin Casey, the fundraiser will feature player Q&A sessions, leadership discussions, silent auctions, prize draws and more. Tickets for the event will be $25 for a household ticket to the 75-minute event but fans may also purchase a $40 ticket that includes a raffle ticket for to win signed Philadelphia Union apparel. Fundraising from the event goes directly to the Philadelphia Union Foundation’s community initiatives under “Fight for Philly” which provide COVID-19 relief to those in need through... Read more →

Philadelphia Taxpayers Can Partake in the New Water and Sewer Rate Proceeding

PHILADELPHIA PA (June 26, 2020)--On May 20, 2020, the City of Philadelphia Water Department filed with the Department of Records and the Water, Sewer and Storm Water Rate Board (Rate Board) an Advance Notice of proposed rates and charges to implement the mandated annual adjustment to the Tiered Assistance Program Rate Rider Surcharge Rates (TAP-R) and to revise related water, sewer, and fire service connection quantity Gloucestercitynews.net files charges. The Water Department proposes to make such changes to rates and charges effective October 1, 2020. This Advance Notice initiates a TAP-R Reconciliation Proceeding under Section II.C of the Regulations of... Read more →

Shaq vs Gronk Showdown Saturday Night  

Orlando, Florida – When Hall of Fame legend and four-time NBA champion Shaquille O’Neal and three-time Super Bowl champion Rob Gronkowski go head-to-head for a series of live-streamed entertaining challenges Saturday night, they will have peace of mind that their production sets have been disinfected and protected with the BIOPROTECTUs System products along with sanitizer for everyone’s hands. BioSupplies.com is the preferred partner of ViaClean Technologies, which manufactures the BIOPROTECT Hydrating Hand Sanitizer. Shaq’s Fun House vs Gronk Beach is being billed as a virtual party with a purpose. Shaq and Gronk will compete in six “epic” live challenges such... Read more →

CONSUMER ALERT: Health product claims and false guarantees

by Lisa Lake Consumer Education Specialist, FTC If you’re looking for help with chronic pain, you might come across over-the-counter devices promising powerful, drug-free relief. But sometimes device marketers make claims that are not backed by scientific evidence. A case in point: The FTC’s settlement with the company marketing a low-level light therapy (LLLT) device called Willow Curve. According to the FTC, Willow Curve’s ads claimed it was an FDA-approved, “clinically proven” treatment for chronic, severe pain and inflammation from serious conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, lupus, shingles, and bone fractures. But the FTC says the company lacks the scientific... Read more →

NJ Legislators Add $7.7 Billion to State Spending Plan

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. JOHN REITMEYER | JUNE 27, 2020 [Updated: June 26, 2020] Lawmakers add money for higher ed, labor department tech problems, but keep Murphy cuts to property-tax programs; GOP members complain about rushed process Gloucestercitynews.net files Lawmakers are advancing a $7.7 billion supplemental spending bill that would fund state operations for another three months as New Jersey wrestles with the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic. The Legislature’s spending proposal makes modest changes... Read more →

Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Fear of Noise

Dawn O Watson/CNBNews Contributor Many dogs are fearful of loud, sudden noises. Thunder and fireworks can reduce a dog to a quivering, whining wreck who does not calm down until the noise has gone away. There is hope, however! One way to help your dog calm down is to purchase a Thundershirt. The idea behind this product resulted from the work of Temple Grandin, an autistic scientist. The Thundershirt will wrap your dog snugly which will reduce his anxiety, somewhat. This product can be emulated by wrapping him snugly in an old tee shirt, preferably one that has your smell... Read more →

What Effect did the Pandemic have on College Students' Mental Health

Of 2,500 student respondents, 75% feel more anxious or stressed, 57% said they lost their summer jobs and 90% want to return to campus in the fall CHICAGO, Illinois – (June 23, 2020) – A recent survey conducted by student housing developer, Core Spaces, of nearly 2,500 college students throughout the United States, reveals how Covid-19 has impacted them – including their mental state, sentiment about remote learning, personal and parents' finances and more. Core Spaces emailed the survey to student residents at 19 Core Spaces properties across 12 cities in 11 states. Responses were collected from June 2 to... Read more →

Fitness Expert Devon Levesque to Bear Crawl 26.2 Miles through New York City

Historic Marathon Ran On Hands and Feet To Raise Funds For FitOps Foundation To Help Veterans Become Elite, Certified Personal Trainers Devon Levesque, practicing a bear crawl image courtesy of FoxNews New York, NY – Devon Levesque, a renowned fitness expert, entrepreneur and Partner of Performix House, will be the first person to embark on the historic feat of “bear crawling” 26.2 miles. This November he will be taking on the incredible endeavor across the streets of New York City to raise funds for FitOps Foundation, a nonprofit organization which holds month-long “live on” camps to train and certify veterans... Read more →


NEW YORK -- Summer camps are canceling programs every day … Online school ends in June … And parents are struggling with children stuck inside and few outdoor activities to engage their interest. The solution? Elite Method, a concierge-style private coaching program that combines sports, fitness and social-emotional skills development through one-on-one sessions with highly trained coaches. This combination of both “mind and body” coaching has been proven to improve physical and mental health, cognitive abilities, self-esteem and social skills. Elite Method will get kids and teens outdoors after three months of stay-in-orders. It’s a much needed lifeline for parents... Read more →

PATCO Weekday Service Will Increase Monday

Weekday Service Increases Again to Keep Pace with Increasing Ridership Demand Trains will operate every 10 minutes during weekday rush hours starting June 29 Starting Monday, June 29, 2020, PATCO will increase the frequency of weekday rush hour service with trains departing every 10 minutes instead of 15 minutes. The increase in service comes as ridership increases as COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease in the Greater Philadelphia region. Ridership has increased to 18% of normal levels, up from 12% in the beginning of June and 8% from the start of the pandemic. PATCO will continue to monitor ridership and make... Read more →

CNBNews Spotlight on NJ College Students

More than 2,300 make the Dean's List at CCU CONWAY, SC (06/24/2020)-- More than 2,300 undergraduate students at Coastal Carolina University were named to the Dean's List for the Spring 2020 semester, including: Makenna Albanese, a Recreation and Sport Management major from Oaklyn, NJ, 08107. Haley Barnabei, a Biochemistry major from Turnersville, NJ, 08012. Cody Bokash, a exercise and sport science major from Bridgeton, NJ, 08302. Sarah Buckley, a major from Millville, NJ, 08332. Gianna Conway, a Computer Science-Preengineering major from Sicklerville, NJ, 08081. Ryan Fleagle, a management major from Sicklerville, NJ, 08081. Bianca Funari, a Philosophy major from Voorhees,... Read more →

Camden County GOP Chair: Hirsh Singh Should Stop Confusing Voters

HADDON HEIGHTS (June 25, 2020)--– Camden County Republican Chairman Rich Ambrosino after receiving an image of a mailer sent by US Senate candidate Hirsh Singh called on the candidate to “immediately cease all attempts at confusing voters.” In the Singh campaign mailer the candidate writes, “As a patriot, if you have been hoodwinked into voting for Rik Mehta, it is your patriotic duty to contact your county clerk and request a duplicate ballot to vote for the only Conservative Hirsh Singh. Your duplicate ballot will replace your earlier ballot.” “In all my years participating in Republican politics this is a... Read more →

Republican Women Set New Record for U.S. House Nominees

; A record 54 Republican women have secured nominations in races for U.S. House seats in the 2020 election, according to data collected by the Center for American Women and Politics, a division of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University. The previous record of 53 was set in 2004. Thus far, 114 Democratic women have won nominations for House seats in 2020, still short of their record of 182 set during the 2018 midterms. Multiple women of both parties are competing in races from the June 23rd primary that remain too close to call, and primary races are... Read more →

Census Bureau: NJ Population Aging; 65 and Older Increased from 1.19 Million to 1.475 Million

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square (The Center Square) – New Jersey’s population has more gray hair than it did nine years ago, according to figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau. The number of residents older than 65 increased from 1.19 million in 2010 to 1.475 million in 2019. The number of residents 45 and older increased from 3.6 million to 3.9 million between the same time period. Gloucestercitynews.net files Nearly 44 percent of the Garden State’s population is older than 45, up from 41 percent in 2010. The state’s under-18 population decreased from two million to 1.95... Read more →